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Part Number: 1105161Brand: Philips Respironics
The long-awaited 'first ever' Gel Nasal Pillows Mask is here from Philips Respironics. As well as the gel technology, the pillows seal at the entrance of the nostrils rather than inside the nose.
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Our trial of this new mask found it to be far superior to other nasal pillows masks used previously (including Respironics' own pillows masks), which must be down to the way they fit around the entrance of the nose.
A well respected Sleep Medic pointed out to us that she found the heat from her patients' humidifiers caused the gel pillows to swell which possibly helped give an even better seal.
The mask comes in 2 options:-
With a soft and light fabric frame, including all sizes of pillows (small, medium + large). The gel nasal pillow is secured in place on the frame with a built in retaining ring. The Nuance frame Velcro tabs connects to the headgear at connector loops attached to the crown straps.
Please Note: The fabric frame used with the Nuance is not compatible with the Nuance Pro headgear.
With a silicone frame and gel pads, including all sizes of pillows (small, medium + large). The Nuance Pro frame is made of flexible clear silicone. It includes gel pads at the cheek area of the frame to cushion the area. The gel pads are permanently attached to the silicone frame and cannot be removed. The headgear is designed with Velcro closure tabs which attach to slots in the silicone frame.
Please Note: The silicone frame with gel pads used with the Nuance Pro is NOT compatible with the Nuance fabric headgear. (There is also an optional Reduced Size Fabric Frame, but so far NOT in the Silicone Frame version).
Both the Nuance and Nuance Pro have the same highly flexible and lightweight Short Tube, which creates a buffer between the long hose and gel nasal pillow - allowing for movement during sleep without disrupting the seal. The end of the short tube includes a swivel allowing the long tube to turn without torquing the short tubing. The tube is attached to the pillow cushion platform which is inserted into the opening of the frame. The gel pillow easily attaches to the pillow cushion platform.
Another good feature is that the mini hose can also be angled upwards and placed through the loop in the top of the headgear. Just ensure it's angled away from the eyes (as stated in the video below).
REMINDER - The 16 inch Mini Hose Cover will fit this Short Tube for insulation to ensure full protection from 'rainout' (water entering the tube from the humidifier).
The respective headgear of both the Nuance and Nuance Pro have a built in hose loop at the crown, so that if desired, the short tube can be routed up and over the top of the head to keep the hose out of the way during sleep. Many people find this of enormous benefit!
Correcting Mask Leaks
I have up until now used a full face mask but unfortunately the straps irritate my ears so decided to give it a shot, it is working well and I will alternate it with my other one depending on day
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That's good that you've managed to swap to a nasal mask Jacky, as not everyone can do this easily.
I liked the idea of nasal pillow, and thought it would work better than my classic mask. Product seems well made, but it hurts my nose. It was s mistake for me to buy, I won't be using it.
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So sorry to hear this David and wondering if the DreamWear Nasal would have been a better option for you. Please always contact us before purchase so we can help and would be worth seeing if your clinic could try you with the DreamWear.
Excellent product and service.
Outstanding design when you get used to them which does not take long. Do not over tighten the straps and pull on your nose - you do not need to. My old nasal pillows (from a different manufacturer) leaked and my automatic CPAP machine would read at 9.5cm H2O overnight. These pillows simply don't leak around the seal and stay in more or less on their own when applied with a firmish rub with your fingers around the edge. The pressure rating has dropped to 7cm H2O simply because there are no leaks. I just slept for five hours straight without any disturbance and feel like I could take on the world. To say I am very happy with this product is an understatement. YMMV.
Thanks for such a detailed review Neil, and it's great to hear the Nuance mask is working so well for you. Kath
This is the first mask with pillows that are inserted into the nose which actually doesn't leak! I was determined to find a mask like this as I hate the bigger masks - I very easily get marks on my nose from normal masks. Not sure if this is my sensitive skin or because I have high pressures. Finally I am getting comfortable sleep without being woken up with either pain or leaks. Thanks Hope 2 Sleep for supplying this + helping me before my purchase.
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Regarding nuance gel pillows mask, had this mask about a week now and can honestly say it is the softest and most comfortable mask I have had. Due to the straps on the Pro version having the gel inserts it leaves no marks on face. I forget I have a mask on! Also not had any leaks so far. Thought I had hit the jackpot with the Wisp, and I won't be buying any more masks now I am happy with these two.
I was a bit nervous buying a mask from a website but I had seen good reviews about this one on the internet and my hospital didn't have any with it being a new mask. My impatience in waiting for them got the better of me and I'm so glad I took the risk as I am now sleeping comfortably and happy. The biggest bonus for me is how well the mask pillows stay in place and, according to my wife, I do move around quite a bit in my sleep. It's also the first time I have dealt with Hope 2 Sleep and Kath who looked after me went above the call of duty. I will continue to buy from this website in the future and itís a 5***** from me for both the mask and the company.
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